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post #436 of 10954
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

Update regarding the stingray, to those who were surprised at the flat texture on my stingrays, this is part of a message from Tony at G&G:
well the skin that you have on these shoes is a shaved skin, stingray comes in 2 finishes, 1/ natural which is more bumps and consistent in colour ( as the picture attached) this is the kind we usually use.
2/ this is a shaven and polished skin, it is exactly the same, apart from this has the top surface sanded off, leaving a more two toned effect, kind of whit and black, making it look grey.
I'm pretty sure I will get the G&Gs...but now I am considering keeping the Meermins as well - the G&Gs will likely take quite a while to complete, and I don't want to be without stingrays after waiting for a while for these...also I like these more every time I look at them. The plasticky finish has kind of worn off a bit since they came out of the box, the brilliance of the skin really shows nicely in the right light. Decisions...

yay.. keep them! its a really cool looking shoe. If i wasnt a shell cordovan whore, I would have had the Jodhpur made in either croc or stingray
post #437 of 10954
A pair of light brown bluchers (leather soles, Rui last, not pictured on website) coming this way!
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I'm not too keen on that white-black-grey stingray colour, but with some black cream applied I could picture myself owning a pair. Does anyone know if stingray responds well to black creams?
post #439 of 10954

These arrived today! Very happy with them. Pepe's customer service was great!meemin.jpg

 

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post #440 of 10954
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Originally Posted by wishiwasricher View Post

These arrived today! Very happy with them. Pepe's customer service was great!

very nice. details?! last model?

I agree, Pepe is the man.

Btw, is it me or is the right shoe medallion off?
post #441 of 10954
Looks like New Rey. Is this an MTO finish? It only seems like they've got dark brown and black listed on the site.
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They are New Rey- great spotting.

 

Not MTO, they were actually in their tumblr before the website was up and running. I thought i had missed out as i emailed around the time that he said he had stopped taking mail orders, but he emailed back and said they were in stock. The model number 10164- Linea Mastro Captoe Semi-brogue Oxford. 

 

By off- do you mean off centre? Might just be the angle- in real life they look ok to me (disclaimer: I am a novice!). Very pleased with them. In fact- I had thought about buying a pair of carminas next but these might do my shoe fetish for a while...

post #443 of 10954
congrats! yeah it might have been the angle after all. how do you like the fit?
post #444 of 10954
Most important, how do they fit?
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I've tried one on briefly but i will put a more comprehensive post up soon.

 

Im not a great one to ask as I am only new to my sartorial journey so cant compare (I have a pair of G&G Rothschild but havent officially worn them yet either!)

post #446 of 10954

Picked these up today. Size 11 on the Rui Last.

 

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Very pleased with them. For the $220 or so AUD I paid for them, including the 50 euro delivery, I'm pretty impressed. Seem to compete with 1880 Loake in construction, but nicer leather by some. Will report back on their break in/wearing once I get a chance.

post #447 of 10954
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Originally Posted by wishiwasricher View Post

They are New Rey- great spotting.

 

Not MTO, they were actually in their tumblr before the website was up and running. I thought i had missed out as i emailed around the time that he said he had stopped taking mail orders, but he emailed back and said they were in stock. The model number 10164- Linea Mastro Captoe Semi-brogue Oxford.

Just so that I understand you right now, if one chooses a shoe that is not available on their website but on their tumblr, Meermin won't charge you the extra cost (+50€) for the MTO? That would mean that you payed 250€ for that specific shoe without trees and shipping although the shoe isn't available on the website?

 

Awesome shoe btw, considering something like that on the New Rey last, but have to figure out my size first. What does Meermin call that color?

post #448 of 10954
Ive grabbed the colour from the order form- Im assuming the colour is dark brown calf although its clearly got red/tan in it. I dont know what the colour is!
 
Upper Leather: Naturcalf Cuero (Tannerie d'Annonay - France) 
Lining Leather: Dark brown Calf 
 
Im not sure what the procedures are now as the website wasnt up when i ordered. Im sure Pepe will prob start to put more shoes on the website as time progresses. Got home and tried them on. Love them. The hell is a bit tight, but i dont have wide feet so it isnt a problem. I cant really compare them with any other know brands (my second pair of grown up shoes!) such as Crockett and Jones, Carmina etc so i cant really help people there to be honest.
 
The leather looks and feels great on my feet and i guess thats all that counts. Excuse the bad photos- tried do them quickly so my GF didnt catch me dressing up and taking photos to put on the internet!
 
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post #449 of 10954
^ those look great!
post #450 of 10954
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

I'm pretty sure I will get the G&Gs...but now I am considering keeping the Meermins as well - the G&Gs will likely take quite a while to complete, and I don't want to be without stingrays after waiting for a while for these...also I like these more every time I look at them. The plasticky finish has kind of worn off a bit since they came out of the box, the brilliance of the skin really shows nicely in the right light. Decisions...

Well I'm definitely keeping them now as they went for their maiden voyage last night. I have to say I like them a ton. It's really hard to get a sense of what the stingray is like until you wear it out at night. And it's truly spectacular. The photos I posted earlier really don't capture at all what the shoes look like in a locale with nice evening lighting, or strolling on the streets at night. Definitely my favorite evening shoe on nights when I don't mind attracting a little attention with some sparkly shoes.
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